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Down Syndrome

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Madi Schirmer

on 18 February 2013

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By Madi Schirmer DOWN SYNDROME Down Syndrome is a congenital disorder arising from a defect in which someone has 47 chromosomes instead of the usual 46.
Chromosome 21 is the chromosome that is duplicated, so sometimes Down Syndrome is called Trisomy 21. TESTS TO DETERMINE DOWN SYNDROME DEFINITION Amneocentesis AMNEOCENTESIS A test that takes place between weeks 14 & 18 weeks of pregnancy.
A small sample of amniotic fluid surrounding the the fetus is removed & analyzed for abnormalities. CHORIONIC VILLUS SAMPLING SYMPTOMS PSYCOLOGICAL SYMPTOMS Impulsive Behavior
Poor Judgement
Short Attention Span
Slow Learning Chorionic Villus Sampling & A test that takes place between weeks 8 & 11 of pregnancy.
Tissue from the edge of the placenta is analyzed for abnormalities. PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS SURVIVAL RATES & TREATMENT SURVIVAL RATE TREATMENT Mr. Greenwald's 6th period class THE END Floppier-than-normal limbs.
Round face with full cheeks.
Eyes that slant up at the outer corners with folds of skin, covering the inner corners.
Protruding tongue.
Abnormally shaped tongue.
Decreased mucle tone.
Excess skin at the nape of the neck. MORE SYMPTOMS Eye Problems.
Hearing Problems.
Sleep Apnea.
Atrial Septal Defect.
Ventricular Septal Defect.
Early & Massive Vomiting.
Gastrointestinal Blockage.
Esophageal Atresia.
Duodenal Atresia. 9 out of 10 children are aborted.
26-37% are inherited with the disorder.
1 in 4 children are terminated.
Of children that are not aborted, 96% of them, without heart problems, are alive after one year.
And 80% with heart problems are alive at the age of one.
With poor health assistance, a person affected by Down Syndrome lives into their mid 40's.
With good medical attention, a person with Down Syndrome will live into their mid 50's. No treatment available.
Therapy is often taken to help with development.
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